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Carly Simon Writing Memoir About Friend Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Carly Simon
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Carly Simon attends 2017 Tribeca Film Festival - 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives' World Premiere - Opening Night at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City. 

Carly Simon is writing an “intimate, vulnerable” memoir about a very famous friend, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced Monday (April 15) that Simon’s Touched by the Sun is scheduled for Oct. 22. According to the publisher, Simon and Onassis met at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard and began an “improbable, but lasting friendship.” Simon, best known for such songs as “You’re So Vain” and “The Spy Who Loved Me,” said in a statement that Onassis became everything from a “protective mother figure” to a “mischievous pal.” Onassis died in 1994.

Simon has written a previous memoir, 2015's Boys In the Trees.


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